About this launch The Nationwide Journey Survey (NTS) is a family survey of private journey by residents of England travelling inside Nice Britain, from knowledge collected through interviews and a 7-day journey diary, which permits evaluation of patterns and tendencies. This launch covers the principle findings from these journey behaviours throughout 2021. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from March 2020, has had a considerable impression on journey tendencies in 2020 and 2021 and has affected the operation of this survey. Fieldwork for the NTS 2021 survey continued to be impacted by the coronavirus restrictions from March 2020, with knowledge assortment combining the method utilized in 2020 with interviews being performed through phone (push-to-telephone method) as a substitute of face-to-face, and to extend response charges, doorstep recruitment by skilled interviewers with interviews being performed over the phone (knock-to-nudge method). Response charges to the survey in 2021 had been midway between 2019 ranges (14,356 people) and 2020 ranges (6,239 people) with 9,971 people taking part within the survey, a rise of 60% in comparison with 2020, however a lower of 31% in comparison with 2019. Consequently, warning is required when decoding these outcomes for 2020 and 2021 as they’re more likely to be much less consultant of residents of England in comparison with earlier years. Please see our technical notice for extra particulars.
Mode share of journeys
Chart 3: Public, personal and energetic mode share by age band, intercourse, mobility problem and area of residence: England, 2021 (NTS0601), (NTS0709) and (NTS9903)
Youngsters aged 0 to 16 made the very best proportion of journeys utilizing energetic transport modes comparable to strolling and biking in 2021 with 38%. These aged 17 to 49 made 32% to 34% of their journeys utilizing energetic modes. These aged 50 to 69 made the smallest proportion of journeys utilizing energetic modes with 29%. The proportion elevated barely to 32% for these aged 70 and over.
Folks aged 60 to 69 made the most important share of journeys utilizing personal transport modes comparable to automobile, motorbike and different personal transport with 66%. These aged 17 to twenty made the smallest proportion of their journeys utilizing personal modes with 47%, nonetheless, this age group made the very best proportion of their journeys utilizing public transport modes comparable to bus, London Underground, rail and taxi or minicab with 21%.
The mode share between energetic, personal and public transport modes was the identical for each women and men with 33% energetic transport modes, 60% personal transport modes and seven% public transport modes.
These with no mobility difficulties made a barely greater proportion of their journeys utilizing energetic transport modes with 32% in comparison with 27% for these with a mobility problem. Nonetheless, these with no mobility difficulties made a smaller proportion of their journeys utilizing personal transport modes with 60% in comparison with 64% for these with a mobility problem, and a smaller proportion of their journeys utilizing public transport modes with 7% in comparison with 9% for these with a mobility problem.
Folks dwelling in London made the very best proportion of journeys utilizing energetic transport modes with 43% and public transport modes with 21%. Residents from the South East of England made the second highest proportion of their journeys utilizing energetic transport modes with 36%. The very best proportion of journeys utilizing personal transport modes had been made by residents of the West Midlands with 71%.
Chart 4: Mode share of journeys by predominant mode for various journey lengths: England, 2021 (NTS0308)
Most journeys are comparatively quick. In 2021, 25% of journeys had been below 1 mile, and 72% below 5 miles. These proportions of quick journeys are broadly constant to how they had been in 2020 and in 2019, with 25% of journeys being below 1 mile and 71% of journeys being below 5 miles in 2020 and 24% of journeys being below 1 mile, and 68% below 5 miles in 2019.
Strolling was essentially the most frequent mode used for brief journeys: 82% of journeys below one mile had been walks in 2021, the identical proportion as in 2020 and barely greater than in 2019 the place 80% of journeys below one mile had been walks. For all different distance bands, the automobile was essentially the most frequent mode of journey. Almost all walks recorded within the NTS had been below 5 miles in 2021 (99.8%), in contrast with 61% of automobile journeys, 68% of bus journeys and three% of journeys by floor rail. This was just like proportions in 2020 and 2019 the place 99.6% of walks had been below 5 miles, in contrast with 59% automobile journeys, 62% bus journeys and 14% rail journeys in 2020; and 99.8% of walks had been below 5 miles, in contrast with 58% automobile journeys, 69% bus journeys and eight% rail journeys in 2019.
Nearly three-quarters (73%) of rail journeys had been 10 miles and over in 2021, greater than in 2020 the place 63% of rail journeys had been 10 miles and over however barely lower than in 2019 the place 74% of rail journeys had been 10 miles and over.
Developments in public transport use
Chart 5: Journeys per particular person per yr by chosen public transport modes: England, 2002 to 2021 (NTS0303)
The entire chosen modes of public transport hadshown a pointy decline in journey charges in 2020 which is probably going because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Since then, in 2021 journey charges have elevated barely for all the chosen modes of public transport however stay beneath pre-pandemic (2019) ranges. Floor rail journeys per particular person elevated from 13 journeys per particular person in 2002 to 21 journeys per particular person in 2019, this then fell to 11 journeys particular person in 2020 and has elevated barely by 5% in 2021 to a median of 11 journeys per particular person, an total decline of 17%.
Developments in different native bus use (non-London) have proven a gradual fall from 46 journeys per particular person in 2002 to 32 journeys per particular person in 2019, adopted by a pointy lower to fifteen journeys per particular person in 2020 and most not too long ago a slight improve to 17 journeys per particular person in 2021, an total decline of 63% since 2002. Developments in common journeys on the London underground and buses in London had been comparatively steady from 2002 to 2019, a median of 10 and 19 journeys per particular person respectively, nonetheless these each fell to five and seven journeys per particular person respectively in 2020 and each have elevated since to eight and 9 journeys per particular person respectively in 2021. Developments on the rise in bus journeys are similar to bus statistics which present a rise in bus passenger journeys in 2021, in comparison with 2020.
Chart 6: Miles travelled per particular person per yr by chosen public transport modes: England, 2002 to 2021 (NTS0303)
Distance travelled for these chosen modes of public transport broadly comply with the general tendencies of those journeys, with all 4 of those modes exhibiting a rise in distance travelled in 2021 in comparison with 2020. Floor rail has the very best distance travelled on common in comparison with different public modes, with 296 miles per particular person on floor rail in 2021, a 32% lower in comparison with 436 miles per particular person in 2002. Miles travelled on common on the London underground have proven a lower in comparison with 2002 of 24% from 93 miles per particular person in 2002 to 71 miles per particular person in 2021. Miles travelled on common on buses in London and on different native buses have declined by 49% and 53% respectively from 2002 to 2021.
The 2021 Nationwide Journey Survey (NTS) is the most recent in a collection of family surveys of private journey by residents of England travelling inside Nice Britain, from knowledge collected through interviews and a seven-day journey diary. The NTS is a part of a steady survey that started in 1988, following ad-hoc surveys from the Nineteen Sixties, which permits evaluation of patterns and tendencies.
Some key makes use of of the info embody describing patterns, for instance how completely different teams of individuals journey, monitoring tendencies in journey, together with sustainable modes; assessing the potential equality impacts of various teams; and contributing to the analysis of insurance policies.
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